Study overview of Chemical Science and Engineering

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Chemical engineers can be occupied with a very broad range of challenges and solutions. From developing the smallest chemical structures in a lab – small enough to fit on a chip – to maintaining, improving or designing giant-sized reactors and installations. This programme will prepare you for this broad and fascinating field. Throughout the programme, chemistry is not your end goal, but the starting point for deepening, broadening and sustainably applying chemical technology.

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Study overview

  • Year 1EC
  • Year 2EC
  • Year 3EC

First time at university

As a first-year student, you will face a lot of new experiences. We’d like to explain a few of them to you. 

  • You complete modules

    During your three-year bachelor's programme, you will take 12 modules (4 modules per year). Each module, you will address a theme that is hot in society, business or industry. This theme will bring together all the components of your study: theory and practice, research, designing solutions, self-study and teamwork.

    A fixed part of every module is the team project, in which you and your teammates apply the knowledge you have acquired to a current challenge and design a workable solution. This learning method is part of the Twente Education Model (TOM): an innovative approach to studying that you will only find at the University of Twente.

  • Study credits – how do they work?

    Student workload at Dutch universities is expressed in EC, also named ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), which is widely used throughout the European Union. In the Netherlands, each credit represents 28 hours of work. You need to acquire 60 credits each year.

    Your programme assigns fixed numbers of hours to each assignment, project report or exam. In the first year, you need to get at least 45 out of 60 points to be able to continue to the second year.

  • Did you get 45 EC or more? Then you can enter the second year

    Our aim is to get you in the right place as soon as possible, which is why we use the principle of a binding recommendation. You will receive a positive recommendation if you have obtained 45 or more of the 60 EC in the first year. A negative recommendation is binding and means you have to leave the programme. Under certain circumstances, we may give you a positive recommendation despite a low score. For example, if we are confident that you are in the right place.

    Do personal circumstances such as illness or problems interfere with your study performance? Student Affairs Coaching & Counselling (SACC) is there to support you. 

Student association Alembic

Alembic is the student association for the Chemical Science & Engineering programme. The association is committed to representing the interests of students enrolled in the Bachelor’s programme Chemical Science & Engineering and the corresponding Master’s programme Chemical Engineering, and specifically those of Alembic members. Being a member of Alembic means you will have an unforgettable time studying, receive discounts on textbooks and enjoy the possibility of taking part in committees. But there’s much more! For example, Alembic has its own ‘living room’, were you can enjoy a coffee, or get to know senior students, who can help you with your studies if you get stuck. In short: Alembic is an ‘extended family’ where you will always be welcome.

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